Conceptual artist, David Ireland, converted his home, 500 Capp Street, into a state of mind. Amie Dowling, along with collaborators Sebastian Alvarez, Elaine Buckholtz, Sharon Cox, and Natalie Greene, and a cast of Bay Area performers, worked for 5 months to develop Moving Not Knowing, Being Not Making, Ongoing Not Finished: Not=Nothing Owns Time, a response to this state and the impressions the house has left on the artists. The investigations was a series of site-specific installations and performance interventions.
Coinciding with recent preservation efforts, the work considered Ireland’s deep relationship with his home and its own history, exploring distinctions between art and everyday life. Themes of preservation and repair, assemblage, time, and notions of the natural, offered a window into Ireland’s legacy.